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Photo Essay: Images of Hip Pain

Photo Essay: Images of Hip Pain

hip fracture in an elderly patient

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A simple start: Hip fracture, your first suspicion in any patient "of a certain age." In the elderly, achieving hip replacement within three days is essential to avoid long-term loss of mobility and a host of attendant problems.

To review the surgical options and postsurgical precautions, read this.

For other explanations of pain when the radiographs don't show this kind of picture, read on.

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